Anthem recently hosted a #NotAlone Twitter chat with Dr. Ken Duckworth, Chief Medical Officer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), that dived into the issues surrounding mental health and the impact of COVID-19 on consumers’ wellbeing.

I was so grateful for the opportunity to engage with our social media community and share coping strategies on how to navigate challenges during this difficult time. We received many valuable insights from chat participants—I was especially glad to see all of the open conversation about acceptance and listening without judgment. Sharing our personal experiences with mental health issues helps us normalize these conversations.

Anthem is committed to helping consumers get the care they need in order to protect their overall health and wellbeing. We encourage everyone to practice self-care and take a few “MeMinutes” each day to do something that offers a healthy mental break. Click here for more information as well as tools and resources that may provide support.

To see our full conversation, we’ve included a recap below. If you didn’t join the chat, we’d welcome your input on the discussion topics using the hashtag #NotAloneChat.